Stateswoman States"wom`an (-w[oo^]m`an), n.; pl. {Stateswomen} (-w[i^]m`[e^]n). A woman concerned in public affairs. [1913 Webster]

A rare stateswoman; I admire her bearing. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

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